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NWS: Red River just above 37 feet; likely to stay there

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Monday, June 08 2015 Jun 8, 2015 June 08, 2015 6:30 PM June 08, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

SHREVEPORT - The National Weather Service in Shreveport says the Red River has crested and likely will stay at or around its current level for the next few days before slowly decreasing.

Meteorologist Davyon Hill said the river, as of 4 p.m. Monday, was at 37.02 feet. That's the highest since April 1945, the National Weather Service has said.

The crest is expected to last at least two days, and the Red probably won't go below the 30-foot flood stage at Shreveport before the end of June.

Hill says the high water has caused flooding in the area, forcing the closure of some roads including the Interstate 220 loop and some businesses along the boardwalk in Bossier City.

Image: Michele Marcotte / The Times

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